Staten Island offense finally breaks out

Game 74 Spillover Thread
Burnett dominates Mets as Yanks win 5-0

Mike Ashmore reports that Ivan Nova has been promoted to Triple-A Scranton (as expected) and veteran Jason Johnson has been activated to take his place on the roster and in the rotation. Chad Jennings says Nova’s debut could come Monday.

Triple-A Scranton (6-5 loss to Rochester, walk-off style)
Kevin Russo & John Rodriguez: both 2 for 4 - Russo drew a walk & was caught stealing … J-Rod doubled twice, drove a run in, scored one & K’ed twice
Austin Jackson & Justin Leone: both 1 for 4, 1 R – Jackson drew a walk, swiped a bag & K’ed … Leone drove in a run & K’ed twice
Colin Curtis: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 5, 2 K – OPS dips below 1.000
Juan Miranda: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Eric Duncan: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI – first back-to-back three hit games since 2003
Josh Towers: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 7-7 GB/FB – 57 of 83 pitches were strikes (68.7%)
Mark Melancon: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB – 18 of 32 pitches were strikes (56.3%)
Anthony Claggett: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 8 of 12 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton
Game 1
(8-2 win over Reading) completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain
Austin Krum: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB
Reegie Corona: 0 for 2, 2 R, 2 BB – 37 BB, 33 K this year
Eduardo Nunez, Noah Hall & Edwar Gonzalez: all 2 for 4 – Nunez doubled, drove in two runs, scored two others & missed a catch for an error … Hall doubled & scored a run … Edwar drove in a run
Jorge Vazquez: 4 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI – BOMBS
Jesus Montero: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Chris Malec: 1 for 4
Marcos Vechionacci: 0 for 4
Zach McAllister: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 0-3 GB/FB - started yesterday, but then the rains came … for shame, he was matched up against the Phillies’ first rounder from 2007
Josh Schmidt: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3-6 GB/FB – already just 10.1 IP behind last year’s total thanks to all of these extended outings
Mike Dunn: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 0-1 GB/FB – seven walks in his last 2.2 IP
Eric Wordekemper: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 3-1 GB/FB
Game 2 (7-2 loss to Reading in 7 innings)
Austin Krum: 2 for 4, 1 2B
Reegie Corona: 1 for 4
Eduardo Nunez & Chris Malec: both 0 for 3 – Malec scored a run & K’ed
Jorge Vazquez, Edwar Gonzalez & Richie Robnett: all 1 for 3 - Edwar scored a run & K’ed … Robnett doubled & scored a run
Kyle Anson: 1 for 1, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 PB
Justin Snyder: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K – OPS’ing around .500 … jumping him over Hi-A might not have been a good idea
Jason Johnson: 5 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 4-5 GB/FB - just back from a shoulder injury
Kevin Whelan: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0-2 GB/FB

High-A Tampa had their doubleheader with St. Lucie postponed due to wet grounds. They’re going to play a doubleheader tomorrow to make up one of the games, and I honestly have no idea when they’re going to make up the other. Tampa isn’t scheduled to play St. Lucie again this season, home or away.

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Savannah)
Jose Pirela: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Ray Kruml & Taylor Grote: both 1 for 4 – Kruml doubled, drew a walk, scored a pair of runs, drove one in & K’ed … Grote K’ed twice
Corban Joseph: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Melky Mesa & Chase Weems: both 2 for 4 – Mesa drove in a run & stole a base … Weems doubled, K’ed twice & picked a runner off first with a snap throw
Abe Almonte: 0 for 3, 1 Bb, 1 K
Garrison Lassiter & Tommy Baldridge: both 0 for 4, 1 K
Hector Noesi: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB – taken out because he’s been promoted to Tampa, supposedly
Charles Nolte: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1-3 GB/FB
Brad Rulon: 3.1 IP, zeroes, 6 K, 1 WP, 0-5 GB/FB – dayum
Jon Ortiz: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – got his old closer job back now that Venditte’s been promoted

Short Season Staten Island (8-5 win over Hudson Valley) came into the game hitting .192-.255-.288 as a team
Francisco Santana: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Jimmy Paredes, Zoilo Almonte & Luke Murton: all 2 for 4 – Parede swiped a bag, drove in a run, scored two, K’ed & committed a fielding error … Almonte scored a run, drove in two, K’ed twice & stole a base … Murton doubled, scored a pair of runs & swiped a base
Kelvin Castro & Hector Rabago: both 0 for 3, 1 K – Castro drew a walk & was picked off first … Rabago swiped a bag & allowed a passed ball
Rob Lyerly & DeAngelo Mack: both 0 for 4 – Lyerly K’ed once, Mack twice
Neil Medchill: 2 for 2, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Francisco Rondon: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 5-7 GB/FB – control, he not has it
Gavin Brooks: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K
Ryan Flannery: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 4-1 GB/FB
Ronnie Marte: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 Balk, 4-0 GB/FB

The Rookie GCL Yanks were rained out. They’re going to play two tomorrow.

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Game 74 Spillover Thread
Burnett dominates Mets as Yanks win 5-0
  • YankeeFan

    Mike just wanted to read your thoughts about Tony Franklin and Jesus Montero. Every time they have a doubleheader, Franklin benches him for the second game. I understand you want to be very cautious with him but with all the ppds and games being skipped due to the ppds why is he not playing Jesus Montero in the second game? Instead he puts Noah Hall or somebody else like Vazquez tonight as the DH. Don’t you want this kid to get into a rhythm so he can find his groove in Double-A? Maybe it’s me selfishly wanting to see him play more but I think Franklin is being way too cautious especially when he puts non-prospects like Noah Hall ahead of Montero for the DH spot.

    • YankeeFan

      And I’m not saying play him at catcher for both games that’s just stupid but at least put him in the DH spot especially after he got a double that was almost a HR in the first game today late in the game.

      • TurnTwo

        idk… Franklin has a pretty good thing going down in Trenton. hard to second guess what he’s doing there.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      That’s not Franklin, it’s mandated by the organization. Same thing happens with Romine in Tampa.

      • Mashmore

        100% correct.

    • steve (different one)

      is this a serious complaint?

      • YankeeFan

        Not a complaint just want to know what the deal is and Mike clarified it with Ashmore’s backing.

  • tophitter

    Per Riverdogs radio broadcast Hector Noesi was taken out of the game because he was being promoted to Tampa tonight

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      SWEET!

      Three awesome promotions in one day.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      High five!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    “Tampa is scheduled to play St. Lucie again this season, home or away.”

    Is there supposed to be a ‘not’ in there somewhere?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Yeah yeah yeah, I fixed it.

  • Jake K.

    Mike, where does Nova rank in your top 10? Hopefully keeps it going after this promotion.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Right now, back of the top 10, 5-10 range. He’s really stepped it up this year, and being in AA means he’s just a phone call away from the bigs.

  • DreDog

    We may have a 40 man roster problem this offseason. Mike, what do you think?

    • DreDog

      Not that this is a bad problem to have.

      • Jake K.

        I wouldn’t be surprised if Nova becomes a centerpiece of deadline deal.

        • TurnTwo

          +1.

          • Peter Lacock

            How about Nova, Cano, Montero & AJax for Justin Upton?

            • TurnTwo

              idk, call Evan Roberts and ask him.

              • Peter Lacock

                idk who Evan Roberts is but how about Nova & Cano for Mike Gonzalez and Yunel Escobar or Martin Prado?

                • TurnTwo

                  he’s the midday guy on WFAN who loves him some trade proposals.

                  my point being, wtf do i know about actual proposals?

                  i can tell you yeah, sure… id take Justin Upton on the team. but why would Arizona trade him, and what do i know about what it would take to get him?

                  and i dont care how effective he is, with that lame swaying on the mound, i wouldnt take Mike Gonzalez if they gave him to us for free.

                • Peter Lacock

                  Ah, I see. I live far from NY and don’t listen to WFAN but I also love me some trade proposals, especially this time of year.
                  Thanks for your input.

            • cult of basebaal

              how about … dear sweet jesus, NO?

              • thebusiness

                exactly. that’s a king’s ransom

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      It’ll be a mess. Kontos, Jackson, and Nova are the big names that have to be added.

      Damon, Hideki, and Nady are coming off this year, so that’s good. Garcia’s as good as gone too.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Well, you figure Jackson definitely takes Matsui’s spot and one of Kontos or Nova will take the spot of either Damon or Nady, considering at least one of them won’t be back.

      • K.B.D.

        Mike Dunn doesn’t get any 40-man love? He’s been in the system since 2006 so I’m pretty sure he’s should be Rule V eligible.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Dunn’s already on.

          • K.B.D.

            God I’m slow. I forget they added him. My bad.

        • TurnTwo

          the way he’s pitching, he’s a no-brainer i’d think.

      • Reggie C.

        With the success that Vazquez is having in Trenton, does Miranda suddenly become expendable? If there’s a 40 man crunch, could the Yanks decide to keep LHP depth (dunn, wdlr) intact and opt to take Miranda off the 40-man?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          Yeah, Miranda’s most likely gone. He’ll be out of options next year, and it’s extremely unlikely he sticks with the Yanks.

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

            Who do you think would pick him up? What team could use LH power?

            • K.B.D.

              Can’t be NL, he’s a DH unless you’re desperate for a 1B.

              • K.B.D.

                And not normal desperate. I’m talking Eddie Murphy desperate.

              • ArodMVP217 FTW!

                Lee is getting old, and North side needs some Cubanos to rival south side

      • K.B.D.

        Is there any real danger of somebody claiming Garcia? He’s so damned injury prone I don’t know how much interest he’d draw. The only thing I could see happening is somebody taking a flier and just putting him in the bullpen to see if he can make it work there.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Even then, he probably wouldn’t stick the entire season, considering he’s never pitched above AA.

          • K.B.D.

            Yeah, but if you made him a two-pitch guy he probably could stick. I’d take Garcia over Tomko right now were he healthy (I know that’s a big leap there).

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              I think I’d take my dad over Tomko at this point.

              • steve (different one)

                yeah, but your dad is Goose Gossage. that’s not fair.

                • K.B.D.

                  I thought his father was Melvin Croussett. I was under the impression Melvin bore all of us.

                • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

                  This is true. We are all Melvin’s children.

                • TurnTwo

                  thats who i sent my fathers day card to last weekend.

  • TurnTwo

    if this is out of place, please let me know… i’m thinking of heading down to SI for a game in July… anyone been there? how easy is it to get to the ballpark?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      SI ballpark is a two minute walk from the ferry. You can see the ballpark from the ferry when you get off.

      • K.B.D.

        Ah yes, the quaint and lovely Staten Island Ferry. A true testament to the innocence of men.

      • TurnTwo

        but coming from North Jersey, I’d probably be driving through and across from Bayonne.

  • Farva

    What’s the deal with Melky Mesa? He seems to be raking in the Sally league. Promotion soon? Top 10 prospect? Is he young/old? Would appreciate the 411.

    Thanks!

    Farva

    • TurnTwo

      i believe the term is organizational filler, but perhaps someone else can correct me if i’m wrong.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        That’s all I’ve heard, except that his power could develop nicely.

        • K.B.D.

          He’s got good IsoP numbers, but his K rate is sitting just below the Mark Reynolds’ Danger Zone. His walk rate this year is the highest it’s ever been. He is old for his league, however, this is his first real full year of baseball stateside.

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

            Mark Reynolds’ Danger Zone.

            IETCVM

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Don’t call me Radio, 91.
      Don’t call me 91, Radio.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        What’s liter Cola?

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Liter is French for give me some fuckin’ cola before I break vous fucking lip!

        • K.B.D.

          I don’t want a large Farva, I want a god damned liter of cola.

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

            This look like spit to you?

        • TurnTwo

          dammit, now i have to watch this before i pass out tonite.

      • http://sixtyfeetsixinches.wordpress.com Aaron S.

        Shenanigans.

        • canadien tuxedo

          Good to see the super troopers reference I wasnt sure if anyone would get the canadien tuxedo reference

  • Jake H

    Good for Hector.

    It seems like the rain has been really affecting the Yankee minor league teams.

    • ArodMVP217 FTW!

      ye, zmac got boned, as well as some1 else

  • K.B.D.

    So Zach McAllister has to crack BA’s top 100 next year, right?

    Last 2 years:
    1.99 ERA, 3.00 FIP
    6.86 K/9, 1.64 BB/9

    I’m thinking somewhere around 60-80. Dude just knows how to pitch.

  • Lou

    Melky Mesa is 22. If he can keep putting up impressive power numbers and stay healthy he will eventually move up moderatly through the ranks. He looks like a Hensley Meulens clone if you ask me but for the most part Gardner made his MLB debut at 24 and Ryan Howard came up at 25 so if he is going to be a minor league journyman then getting a call to the bigs at or around 25 or 26 years old is about right if your not a prospect.

    • TurnTwo

      Melky Mesa is not Ryan Howard.

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

    I just got back from Staten Island and while the hitting was much better, they were helped out immensely by a terrible defensive showing from Hudson Valley.

  • http://www.cruisesinc.com/jjamoom Groundhoggator

    I wouldn’t be too concerned about the 40 man after the season.

    Currently out of 39 taken spots – the following are unlikely to keep a 40 spot – allowing us plenty of opp to keep young ones around.

    Pitchers – Garcia, Pettitte, Tomko (with Ramirez and Albaladejo as expanded options)
    Positional – Cash, Molina, Ransom, Damon, Nady, Matsui (with Miranda and Melky as expanded options)

    So depending on how you look at it only 30 of 40 slots will be taken or if we expand then only 26 of 40 slots committed.

    Lots of flexibility to manuever this off season.

    http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php?t=111887

  • ManBearPig

    Has some of the luster come off Melancon’s prospect status, or is there still a chance he replaces Tompko before the break?

    • Mac

      The conjecture on here that Melancon would be a candidate to take over for Mo certainly seems a bit over optimistic.

      Can’t say I share the enthusiasm for any of the prospects – especailly A-Jax – with his K level and lack of power, he looks like he’s at AAA at the beginning of next year as well.

      It will be interesting to see what the Yanks OF is opening day 2010.

    • http://www.conservationvaluenotes.com Jon G

      Only one way to find out — give him another shot so they can evaluate what they have in him before the deadline. I can’t wait to see him back up! No idea why Tompko’s still on the roster…

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